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Bury Council Road Safety Service can provide road safety training, resources and advice to primary and secondary schools.

For more information please contact the Bury Council Road Safety Team.

Child car seats

It is vital to ensure that a child car seat is suitable for the child that is using it and the car that it is used in. When purchasing a car seat always ask the retailer for help with fitting a child restraint. You may also want to enquire about I-Size, Isofix and rearward facing for longer. Always ask the car seat retailer for help on fitting the child restraint when you purchase it.

Find out more information about child car seats from the following websites.

Good egg car safety - campaign and information.

Britax - Car seat finder.

Younger drivers

Young drivers have a much higher crash risk than older drivers, particularly within the first two years of passing their test.

Find advice for young drivers on the following websites.

First Car - magazine.

Good Egg Drivers - car safety.

Older drivers and medical fitness to drive

Find advice for older drivers on the following websites.

Still safe to drive. - Driving with medical conditions, Blue Badges and public transport for disabled people - advice on driving with a disability or medical condition.

Driving abroad and driving in adverse weather conditions

Find out about driving abroad and winter driving on the following websites. - Highways England.

The AA - Driving advice: whatever the weather.

The AA - Essential advice for driving abroad - European driving advice.

Cycle training for children

Free cycle training is offered to all schools in the borough for children able to ride a bike, through a third party provider.

Years 5 and 6 pupils are offered a Level 1/2 course. The training is on-road, and is designed to increase confidence and enhance skills to enable pupils to use the roads more safely.

Cycle training for adults

The choice and cost of cycling courses available to you depends a lot on what you want from the course. There are courses designed to help adults become more confident on their bike with no emphasis on road riding, there are courses delivered from a health or social perspective and there are national standards (Bikeability) courses designed to increase skill and safety on the road. Bikeability is delivered across three levels including:

  • Level 1 - Off road bike control and preparing for learning to ride on the road.
  • Level 2 - Cycling on single lane roads and using junctions.
  • Level 3 - Cycling on multi-lane roads and using complex junctions

Transport for Greater Manchester offer a variety of free adult cycle training courses from learning to ride, to on road training including commuting to work and national standards courses.

Find out more about cycle training on the following websites.

Bee Active TfGM.

Nationwide Cycling Academy.

Bike Right - Cycle for life.

Road safety publicity and campaigns

Drink and drug drive campaigns

It can take less than you think to become a drink driver. Don't have anything to drink or find another alternative to getting home safely, such as a designated driver. You can find out more about the drink and drug drive limits, the law as well as the consequences on the THINK road safety website.

Think! - Road safety campaigns and advice.

Transport for Greater Manchester - Drivesafe - Greater Manchester's Casualty Reduction Partnership.